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Beyond Behavior

Beyond Behavior

Beyond Behavior is a peer reviewed scholarly journal designed specifically for practitioners who work with children and youth with or at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders. Beyond Behavior content highlights field-based practice applications directed toward children and youth with or at risk for EBD. 

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Behavioral Disorders 

Behavioral Disorders

Behavioral Disorders addresses compelling issues related to individuals with behavioral challenges. Papers are reports of original investigations and theoretical papers that relate to the education of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

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 Rural Special Education Quarterly    

Rural Special Education Quarterly

Rural Special Education Quarterly is the only national scholarly publication devoted to topics and issues in service delivery or personnel preparation in rural special education and disability services. RSEQ provides a forum for presentation of new research findings, description of innovative program models and best practice, analysis of policies and discussion of issues for special education and related services personnel working in rural communities. 

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SAGE Research Methods

Project Planner

Project Planner is now live on SAGE Research Methods! Like a travel guide through your research project, this step-by-step guide was written by an academic with decades of experience overseeing student research. Each concise explanation is supported by hand-selected book and video content from SAGE Research Methods for further reading or viewing. Start a trial today!

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Special Issues

Journal of Transformative Education    

Virtual Special Issue: Commemorating Patricia Cranton

JTED is pleased to offer a special issue honoring the scholarship of our late colleague, Dr. Patricia Cranton. In addition to being one of the foremost thinkers in the area of transformative education, Patricia was co-editor of this journal from 2014-2016. These seven articles demonstrate why her scholarship is recognized for being insightful, practical, and accessible. She advanced our understanding of transformative education by showing important and practical applications of theory, while pushing the boundaries of our understanding by calling for and providing more holistic and nuanced views of transformation.  

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Assessment for Effective Intervention 

Special Series: Using Brief Assessments of Important Indicators to Inform School-based Interventions and Practice

Over the last 20 years, there has been a great deal of data and commentary regarding the seriousness of social behavior issues in schools and the necessity that these issues are systematically addressed by educators. However, the pathway for the American educational system to accomplish this generally agreed-upon goal is still rather murky. 

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Learning Disability Quarterly      

Special Series: Special Education and Mathematics Education

The intent of the special series is to address some of the challenges mathematics educators and special educators encounter as they collectively work to meet the needs of students who struggle when learning mathematics concepts and skills.

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Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities    

Special Issue: Evidence-Based Practice in Severe Disabilities

This special issue is a continuation of the discussion started at colloquium on the Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) during the 2015 TASH Conference. The discussion centred around how EBPs are identified, the requirements for implementing EBPs on a large scale and the relation between research-driven initiatives and values-driven initiatives.

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Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals   

Special Issue on Combining Transition Skills and Academic Instruction

Since access to the general curriculum was introduced in IDEA, there has been a consistent need to demonstrate how academic skills and transition skills can be integrated into the same lessons. This special issue provides transition professionals with research and practical recommendations to enhance their ability to integrate transition and academic content.

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Top-read articles

Gifted Education International

Parenting ‘gifted and talented’ children in urban areas 

By Valsa Koshy, Carole Portman Smith, Joanna Brown

Journal of Early Intervention



Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Research and Policy on Disability:  Linking Special Education to Developmental Science

By Thomas W. Farmer, Lisa M. Gatzke-Kopp, David L. Lee, Molly Dawes, and Elizabeth Talbott

Young Exceptional Children

Encouraging Social Skill Development through Play in Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms

By Kristen R. Jamison, Lindsay D. Fortson, and Tina L. Stanton-Chapman


Journal of Early Intervention

Infants and Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Early Identification and Early Intervention

By Brian A. Boyd, Samuel L. Odom, Betsy P. Humprehys, Ann. M. Sam

Gifted Child Today

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) 

By Mary Hahn Young, Sandra J. Balli


Calls for Papers

 Journal of Experiential Education

Special Issue: Experiential Learning in Higher Education

The Journal of Experiential Education seeks to capture issues that are important to grasping the scope and impact of this pedagogical trend: Why is experiential learning currently so popular? What kinds of policies and practices are most conductive to high-quality programs? What has been the impact of experiential learning broadly, or in specific instances? What theoretical advances are needed to understand learning processes and outcomes? What reasons exist to question current practices or emphases?

Deadline to submit: August 1, 2017

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Beyond Behaviour 

Beyond Behavior Call for Papers

The goals of Beyond Behavior are to publish articles that describe research-informed academic and behavioral interventions and processes likely to improve meaningful outcomes for children with or at risk for EBD, develop the instructional and/or support capacities and broaden the impact of research on practice in applied settings. 

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Behavioural Disorders     

Behavioral Disorders Call for Papers

Papers published in Behavioral Disorders (BD) are reports of original investigations, reviews of research, and theoretical papers related to the education of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and intensive behavioral needs. Both quantitative and qualitative studies are considered appropriate.



Rural Special Education Quarterly    

Rural Special Education Quarterly Call for Papers

Rural Special Education Quarterly (RSEQ) is the only national scholarly publication devoted to topics and issues in service delivery or personnel preparation in rural special education and disability services. Articles with a distinctly rural focus are accepted for publication in five categories: research reports, program descriptions, position papers, ideas and examples for direct implementation by practitioners, and viewpoints and opinions on hot topics or controversial issues. 

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10 Research-Based Tips for Enhancing Literacy Instruction for Students with Intellectual Disability

Council for Exceptional Children Professional Publications Manager, Lorraine Sobson interviews author Christopher Lemons about his article, co-authored by Jill Allor, Stephanie Otaiba, and Lauren LeJeune. Their article can be found in Volume 49, Issue 1 of TEC.

Teaching Vocabulary to Preschool Children With Hearing Loss

Council for Exceptional Children Professional Publication Manager Lorraine Sobson interviews Emily Lund, an Assistant Professor at Texas Christian University about her recent article, "Teaching Vocabulary to Preschool Children With Hearing Loss."

Early Intervention for Children With Hearing Loss: Information Parents Receive About Supporting Children’s Language

Author Kalli Decker discusses her article "Early Intervention for Children With Hearing Loss: Information Parents Receive About Supporting Children’s Language," co-authored with Claire D. Vallotton. This article can be found in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Early Intervention.

A mixed-method evaluation of the feasibility and acceptability of a telehealth-based parent-mediated intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder

Katherine Pickard and Brooke Ingersoll discuss their recent study on parent-mediated intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder.

High-scoring articles on Altmetric


Decoding, Reading, and Reading Disability 

From Remedial and Special Education

Altmetric score: 35